Freshman "Know B4U Go"
10 steps to get ready for orientation
1) Pre-orientation preparation
At Freshman Orientation, you will learn more about the college's academic requirements, policies and procedures, as well as essential resources for new students. To get the most out of your experience, please prepare in advance.
2) Review QC degree requirements
Four years from now, what degree will you receive and what are its components? Review the Queens College degree requirements.
3) Course selection
In preparation for your one-on-one advising session with a professional academic advisor at orientation, use this guide to assist you in identifying requirements and courses in which you are interested.
4) QC in 4
At Queens College, we are committed to providing an educational environment that assures student success. QC in 4 offers you the tools, resources, and support you need to complete your degree in 4 years.
Remember to Take 15 credits a semester to keep on track to graduate in four years, which will save you time and money! The following Academic Program Maps are provided to help to determine your path to graduation in four years.
For more information including how to participate, please vist the QC in 4 webpage.
5) Freshman Year Initiative (FYI)
FYI offers you the opportunity to take two paired courses in a learning community with other freshmen who share your interests. FYI mentors will call you before orientation to help you decide on the community that best reflects your major interests as indicated in your orientation sign-up. If you are undecided, then they will identify a community that will help you to explore your academic options. Your FYI Learning Community will provide you with support as well as a sense of connection to your peers, faculty and staff as you begin your academic journey. Visit the FYI website for further information.
6) The CUNY Assessment Tests and Math placement exam at QC
Certain majors require upper-level mathematics. If you are
considering a major in accounting, business, economics, or STEM/STEM
education fields, and have not completed a college-level calculus course, you
must take the Math Placement Test (College-Level Math, Math 6) before you
visit us for Orientation to ensure that you register for the correct math
course during your first semester. Also, if you are interested in pre-med or
pre-engineering studies (which are in addition to a declared
major) you must also take the exam.
For information on how to prepare for the Placement test(s) and/or
to make an appointment to take the test(s), please visit Queens College's Testing webpage.
7) Complete your file!
Having all of your completed and official transcripts and score reports in your admissions file is very important! Be sure to submit all original and final transcripts and score reports to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (UA) on the first floor of Jefferson Hall as soon as possible. Please note that UA cannot grant you any college credits unless official transcripts are on file. (A good rule of thumb: If you were still in classes when you filled out the CUNY application, you should submit your final official transcripts as soon as you can. Chances are, the transcript on file used for Admission purposes will not show your last semester's coursework, credits and grades.)
The following transcripts and score reports must be submitted to UA:
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Advanced Levels (A Levels)
- Non-CUNY college preparatory coursework
- High school transcript and proof of graduation
It is also important that you provide academic advisors with this information at your orientation session so that they can help to determine how much and what type of credit you may be awarded by the Admissions Office. Advisors who have this information can advise you against taking duplicative courses and thereby losing credits.
8) Immunization records
For your convenience, we have provided a link to the immunization form. Please have it completed by your physician and submit it to Health Services, located in Frese Hall, 3rd Floor, in person or by fax: 718-997-2765. Download Immunization Record Form.
9) Safety and welfare
For your safety and welfare as a member of the Queens College community, please review the following information.
10) Payment information/processes
Do you need money to help with your expenses at Queens College? Several aid programs and payment options are available.